Viking is proud to announce its partnership with the new multi-sensory Monet in Paris experience celebrating French Impressionist artist Claude Monet.
From the team that brought Van Gogh Alive to Australia, Grande Experiences and Andrew Kay present Monet in Paris, a multi-sensory experience celebrating Claude Monet and the world’s most renowned artists of the Impressionist era. Housed in the purpose built Le Grand Palais this new immersive event will make its global debut in Brisbane on the Northshore on Wednesday 7 June, ahead of a national tour.
In an explosion of life, light and colour, the super-scale arts and entertainment experience will see visitors accompany some of the world’s most fearless artists of their time on an exhilarating adventure across 19th century bohemian Paris and the lush countryside of France. Young and old will be plunged into Monet’s water lilies and dance with Degas’ ballerinas. Art meets technology as breathtaking paintings are projected on an enormous scale, illuminating the loose brushwork of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and many more.
Housed in the spectacular Grand Palais, a 250-metre square custom designed marquee, featuring six transformative breakout spaces, bars, a café and gift shop, visitors will experience a 360-degree immersion into Monet’s world. Designed by Australian theatre designer, Anna Cordingley, Le Grand Palais is one of the biggest portable exhibition buildings in the world.
At the centre of Le Grand Palais and the heart of Monet in Paris is Grande Experiences’ state-of-the-art SENSORY4™ technology; an immersive gallery combining with a tailored exhibition space to allow the projection of enormous crystal-clear images. Set to a powerful classical score and showcasing the full breadth of the Impressionist movement, a stunning display of iconic, inspirational images transforms the world around you as you lose yourself in the vibrant colours and intricate details of the Impressionists’ works. Visitors will also have an opportunity to experience the Viking Way of cruising through this digital experience.
Michelle Black, Viking Managing Director ANZ said “We are thrilled to be an official partner of Monet in Paris. Our cruises are centred around cultural enrichment, so this partnership really resonates with Viking’s connection to and immersion in art and culture.”
“Guests on several of Viking’s itineraries have the opportunity to visit Monet’s House and Garden in Giverny, France, where Monet lived and worked for nearly 40 years, and what became the subject of so many of his paintings. It will be a wonderful opportunity to see some of these works of art come to life here in Australia through Monet in Paris,” she said.
Monet in Paris – Tickets now on sale at monetinparis.com.au